Better Roads for a Bright Future

Better Roads for a Bright Future (HM2GLS)

Buy flags at!

N 41° 55.219', W 89° 4.347'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Illinois Lincoln Highway

During the 19th century, cities usually had descent roads, but rural roads were often little more than muddy trails. Bicyclist's and railroad companies began calling for good roads in the 1880s, but American road building really took off in the 20th century as a response to rising numbers of cars and trucks. Some of these new roads were private initiatives such as the Lincoln Highway, but after 1916, federal law and government money fueled much of the country's road building.

The Complete Official Road Guide o the Lincoln Highway (1924) suggested equipment for travelers along the highway:

1 Lincoln Highway Sustaining Membership Radiator Emblem
1 pair of Lincoln Highway pennants
2 sets of tire chians
6 extra cross chains (for above)
1 set chain tighter springs
1 set tools
2 jacks
1 pair good cutting pliers
2 jacks
1 pair good cutting pliers
2 extra tire casings, mounted
1 casing patch
3 spark plugs
8 feet of high tension cable
1 gallon can of oil
1 hand axe
1 shovel (medium size)
1 upper radiator connection
1 lower radiator connection
1 set lamp bulbs
1 flash light
3 extra fuses
1 tow line
1 auto-robe trunk

Image: "The Complete Official Guide of the Lincoln Highway."
The Lincoln

Highway Trading Post.
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 328146 N 4643006
Decimal Degrees41.92031667, -89.07245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.219', W 89° 4.347'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 13.14" N, 89° 4' 20.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , ,
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What country is the marker located in?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?